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Tree cutters stay busy after snowstorm

GUILFORD COUNTY, N.C.— Tree services all over the Triad are making calls to neighborhoods with trees that have fallen on homes an cars after Thursday night’s snowstorm.

Adam Pegram with Pegram Tree services said most of the damage was caused by older trees easily blown by the wind.

“Healthy trees we haven’t seen much with. It’s your rotten trees, stuff that don’t have good root systems.”

David Basinger witnessed tree damage in his neighborhood on Cedarline Drive around 9:15 pm. 

“I thought it was an earthquake honestly and then I saw that big tree and I went over and my first thought was just make sure the family was ok,” Basinger said.

The tree went thought the middle of the roof destroying the car port just feet away from the bedroom with four girls inside. Basinger crawled thought the kitchen window of the home to help the dad rescue the girls and hand them to their mother. 

“He was getting them to basically crawl in what is the attic on the second floor and he just handed them down to me and I brought them down the steps and outside and told them to run to my house,” Basinger said.

Basinger said the father of the family suffered some scratches but no one was seriously hurt.

 

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